No charges against officer in fatal shooting

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A Chicago police officer won’t face criminal charges for shooting an unarmed man to death.

In 2011, officer Gildardo Sierra shot three people within six months; two of them died; Flint Farmer was one of them.

Sierra said he thought Farmer was pointing a gun at him on a dark street; it was actually just a cellphone.

Farmer’s family demanded a criminal probe into the shooting.

Police investigators determined, the officer made an honest, though tragic, mistake.

The City of Chicago paid Farmer’s family $4.1 million in damages.

The officer is now on desk duty.

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